I have been painting for thirty something years. From 1981 until 2006 I painted for a living, teaching and demonstrating to make it all work financially (sort of). For most of this time I used Pastels and had solo exhibitions in Bristol, Bath. Wells, Street Glastonbury and Farmborough. I used galleries in all these places and several others in the West Country. I was a member of the Glevum group of artists in Bristol and an artist member of the Bristol Savages until my retirement in 2006. I moved to using Acrylic paints in 2006 and I am enjoying them very much.